|Abbas calls for early PA elections|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Friday, 15 December 2006 17:00|
|It seems everyone on the planet is now pushing for a peace agreement in the Middle East within the next few weeks. Prime Minister Olmert stated yesterday that he was prepared to give up "many, many lands" in return for a peace agreement with the Palestinians. Yesterday, the European Union formally endorsed the Spanish peace initiative. Today Prime Minister Blair visits Egypt on the second day of his peace tour. He stated that the next few days and weeks will be a critical moment of decision for the whole Middle East peace process... |
Quote: "Referring to recent violence, Mr Blair said: "As you can see from the events of the last 24 hours, the next few days or weeks are a critical moment of decision for this whole process." He believes the most important thing was to establish "a fully functioning authority" which will "start to create the structures on the Palestinian side that then allow a negotiation for peace with Israel to go forward". Worsening violence was a reason for going there, not for staying away, he said. "If we don't get a new sense of urgency and movement in this situation, it will continue to go backwards and the suffering of the Palestinian people and the implications for the region and for the security of Israel are dreadful."
Also today, President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority called for new elections to be held at the earliest opportunity, in an effort to end the deadlock between Fatah and Hamas. Both terrorist organizations have so far failed to come to any agreement on the formation of a Palestinian unity government...
Quote: ""I have decided to call for presidential and parliamentary election ... I have decided to call for early elections," Abbas said in a speech broadcast live on Palestine TV. The governing Hamas Islamist movement immediately rejected Abbas's announcement. "Our priority is to form a national unity government. It is the only solution. We reject anything which complicates the Palestinian situation," Wasfi Kabha, minister of prisoners affairs, said.
There is no doubt we are at a critical moment. World powers have been working feverishly towards the goal of a peace agreement in the Middle East by the end of this year. Whether they can pull it off or not remains to be seen. But everything seems to be falling into place, just like the Bible said over 2500 years ago. For you, this may also be a critical moment. The Bible states that without a relationship with Jesus Christ, you personally will suffer the wrath of God during the tribulation period. And the tribulation will soon begin, everything is pointing to that - a nuclear Iran, RFID tags, Jerusalem a cup of trembling, the EU involved in the Middle East, etc. For those who have accepted Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord, their future is secure. The Lord will be coming to take them home to heaven, just like He promised in John 14:3. Accept His offer of salvation today. The Bible states that whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord will be saved (Romans 10:13)